[Milton-L] memorizing: passages
jrovira at drew.edu
Mon Feb 23 17:29:38 EST 2004
Why does the issue have to be so starkly either/or? Those who have been
arguing for memorization seem to see it as part of understanding a poem.
I don't see the people arguing for memorization as also arguing
against meaning. The sound of a poem is not merely a matter of
aesthetic appreciation -- where inflections are placed in a sentence
contributes to the meaning of the sentence.
I think it would be better to argue against memorization by trying to
demonstrate how the practice prohibits the understanding of a poem.
jfleming at sfu.ca wrote:
>Or am I completely wrong?
>Dr. James Dougal Fleming,
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